It’s very important
to have goals that we work towards.
Having goals motivates us to get up every day and work towards making
our dreams a reality. If we don’t know
where we want to go, it’s very hard to get there. But with something like pursuing a career in
music, it’s easy to lose sight of what inspired us to write and play music in
the first place. If all we’re focused on
is trying to “make it” and become famous for making music, we risk losing focus
on the most import p...
I once heard the
founder of CD Baby, Derek Sivers, tell the story of a well known record label
that used to screen prospective artists based on how well they followed up on
their submissions. If someone called up
this particular label and asked how to submit their music they would be given
the label’s address to mail their CD to.
Once the label received their initial submission their CD would go into
a bin and would sit there until…. they followed up and inquired about their
In today’s post I want to
discuss a topic that I've touched on in my newsletters and dig a
little deeper into the topic. The topic is how you can develop and
cultivate professional relationships in the music business that will lead
to more success. But before I begin discussing this topic in the context of the
music business and the music licensing business, I want you to think about
how important networking and friendships are in all areas of life. I've
consistently read that 75 to 80 pe...